Biden calls India an indispensable partner on I-Day

US president says his country's Indian-American community made it a more innovative, inclusive and stronger nation



Joe Biden. — AP
Joe Biden. — AP

By Reuters

Published: Sun 14 Aug 2022, 11:52 PM

US President Joe Biden on Sunday congratulated India on 75 years of independence and said the United States and India were "indispensable partners" that would continue to work together to address global challenges in the years ahead.

India will mark its 75th year of independence on Monday, celebrating the end of British colonial rule in 1947.

"The United States joins the people of India to honour its democratic journey, guided by Mahatma Gandhi's enduring message of truth and non-violence," Biden said in a statement, referring to the leader of India's independence movement.

"India and the United States are indispensable partners, and the US-India Strategic Partnership is grounded in our shared commitment to the rule of law and the promotion of human freedom and dignity," Biden said.

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Biden also said his country's Indian-American community had made the United States a more innovative, inclusive, and stronger nation.


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